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Bouquets of Gray: Strategic voting in Bruce-Grey-Owen Sound: vote Liberal

Strategic voting in Bruce-Grey-Owen Sound

A new local poll reveals another riding that is surprisingly competitive: Bruce—Grey—Owen Sound, which includes the city of Owen Sound and towns such as Port Elgin, Southampton, Walkerton, Wiarton, Lucknow, Hanover, and Meaford.

The riding has been reliably Conservative since 2004, sending Larry Miller to Ottawa with ever increasing margins.

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Bouquets of Gray: Strategic voting in Bruce-Grey-Owen Sound: vote Liberal

Strategic tactical voting in Bruce-Grey-Owen Sound
Strategic voting in Bruce-Grey-Owen Sound

A new local poll reveals another riding that is surprisingly competitive: Bruce—Grey—Owen Sound, which includes the city of Owen Sound and towns such as Port Elgin, Southampton, Walkerton, Wiarton, Lucknow, Hanover, and Meaford.

The riding has been reliably Conservative since 2004, sending Larry Miller to Ottawa with ever increasing margins.

The voters of Bruce—Grey—Owen Sound, however, may have had enough of the Conservatives.

A poll in the riding in September showed some weakness and a new poll released today confirms that:

Strategic voting in Bruce-Grey-Owen Sound

To judge from today’s poll, the Liberals may be within striking distance if a few more Greens and NDP back them.

Some recent posts:

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Bouquets of Gray: Strategic voting in Kanata-Carleton: vote Liberal

Strategic voting in Kanata-Carleton

The riding of Kanata-Carleton in Ottawa is a new riding formed out of pieces of the old riding of Carleton—Mississippi Mills, which has been a fairly safe Conservative.  Despite this, it is shaping up to be a close race. (See a news story about this here).

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Bouquets of Gray: Strategic voting in Kanata-Carleton: vote Liberal

Strategic tactical voting in Kanata-Carleton
Strategic voting in Kanata-Carleton

The riding of Kanata-Carleton in Ottawa is a new riding formed out of pieces of the old riding of Carleton—Mississippi Mills, which has been a fairly safe Conservative.  Despite this, it is shaping up to be a close race. (See a news story about this here).

In the last election, Gordon O’Connor received 57% of the vote, followed by the Liberal with 24%, the NDP with 15%, and the Green with 4%.  Gordon O’Connor, however, decided not to stand for re-election.

A recently conducted poll suggests that this is a tight race between Conservative Walter Pamic (whose past militant anti-unionism has become controversial) and Liberal Karen McCrimmon.

 Clearly strategic voters will want to support the Liberals here and avoid the vote splitting.

Some recent posts:

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Bouquets of Gray: Strategic voting in North Okanagan—Shuswap: vote NDP

Strategic voting inNorth Okanagan—Shuswap

Some might be surprised that North Okanagan—Shuswap is included among ridings where strategic voting could make a difference.  After all, in the last election the Conservatives were elected with an easy 55%, compared to 27% for the NDP, 7% for the Liberals, and 11% for the Greens. Several important factors . . . → Read More: Bouquets of Gray: Strategic voting in North Okanagan—Shuswap: vote NDP

Bouquets of Gray: Strategic voting in Cowichan—Malahat—Langford: vote NDP

Strategic voting in Cowichan-Malahat-Langford

Another new riding in BC is Cowichan—Malahat—Langford, which includes parts of the old ridings of Nanaimo—Cowichan and Esquimalt—Juan de Fuca, both of which elected NDP MPs in the last election.

 If the votes of the last election were cast in the current boundaries, the result would have been very close: . . . → Read More: Bouquets of Gray: Strategic voting in Cowichan—Malahat—Langford: vote NDP

Bouquets of Gray: Strategic voting in Brantford-Brant: vote NDP

Strategic voting in Brantford-Brant Brantford—Brant is another Ontario riding where strategic voting could be important.  It is interesting because it was for a long time the riding of NDP stalwart Derek Blackburn, then of Liberal cabinet minister Jane Stewart, and has been Conservative since 2008. In 2011 the election results were fairly solidly Conservative . . . → Read More: Bouquets of Gray: Strategic voting in Brantford-Brant: vote NDP

Bouquets of Gray: Strategic voting in Essex: vote NDP

Strategic voting in Essex

The riding of Essex in southwest Ontario has had a Conservative MP, Jeff Watson, since 2004.

In the last election, the results were CPC (48%), NDP  (35%), Lib.  (14%), Green  (2%).

An Environics poll taken Oct. 2-5, however, suggests that the Conservatives could be vulnerable in Essex if strategic voters rally behind the . . . → Read More: Bouquets of Gray: Strategic voting in Essex: vote NDP

Politics and its Discontents: A Solution To The Problem Of Vote-Splitting?

Going into this election, probably the biggest fear among progressives is the spectre of vote-splitting. If we follow our hearts, we may wind up ceding another victory to the much-despised Harper regime, well-past its expiry date in the minds of the majority of Canadians. After all, only 39% of Canadians supporting Harper in the last . . . → Read More: Politics and its Discontents: A Solution To The Problem Of Vote-Splitting?

Cowichan Conversations: The Greens Could Deliver The Upcoming Election To Steve!

Richard Hughes-Your Humble Blogger

The conundrum of electing our governments based on a ‘First Past the Post’ system has never been as clear as it is today with an October Federal Election just around

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Montreal Simon: The Dangerous Summer Journey of Canadian Progressives

Summer is finally here, and I couldn't be happier. Not just because I live for this season when everything comes alive.But also because I know that when this one dies, in the land where summers are so short, so will Stephen Harper's deathly Con regime.But what I also know, and all progressives need to . . . → Read More: Montreal Simon: The Dangerous Summer Journey of Canadian Progressives

Progressive Proselytizing: The NDP’s 7% problem

The NDP’s biggest problem electorally isn’t a question of policy or values or leadership or connecting with voters or just about anything else perennially brought up to explain their difficulties in the polls both federally and provincially across Cana… . . . → Read More: Progressive Proselytizing: The NDP’s 7% problem

Progressive Proselytizing: The NDP’s 7% problem

The NDP’s biggest problem electorally isn’t a question of policy or values or leadership or connecting with voters or just about anything else perennially brought up to explain their difficulties in the polls both federally and provincially across Canada. Their big problem comes down to one stat: only 7% of Canadians think they will win . . . → Read More: Progressive Proselytizing: The NDP’s 7% problem

The Canadian Progressive | News & Analysis: Joyce Murray: Electoral cooperation in Labrador by-election guarantees progressive win and Harper fail

By: Obert Madondo | The Canadian Progressive: Liberal leadership hopeful and Member of Parliament for Vancouver Quadra, Joyce Murray, is absolutely certain that opposition electoral cooperation in the Labrador by-election “will ensure progressive win and Harper fail”. That it would demonstrate how electoral cooperation works to arrest the perennial anti-democratic trend […]

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